2 Thessalonians 3
Pray for Us
3 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.
5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
Warning Against Idleness
6 But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; 8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, 9 not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. 14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
16 Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
17 The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Questions & Answers
- Why did Paul want them to pray for him? 2 Thessalonians 3:1
- Who did he want to be delivered from? 2 Thessalonians 3:2
- What do not all men have? 2 Thessalonians 3:2
- Who is faithful? 2 Thessalonians 3:3
- From whom will He guard us? 2 Thessalonians 3:3
- What confidence did Paul have? 2 Thessalonians 3:4
- What did Paul want the Lord to direct their hearts into? 2 Thessalonians 3:5
- Who are we to withdraw from? 2 Thessalonians 3:6
- Who should we follow? 2 Thessalonians 3:7
- How had Paul not lived among them? 2 Thessalonians 3:7
- What did he not eat? 2 Thessalonians 3:8
- Why did he work night and day? 2 Thessalonians 3:8
- Did Paul have the authority (the right) to be paid for preaching the gospel? 2 Thessalonians 3:9
- Why did he not use that right? 2 Thessalonians 3:9
- What had Paul commanded them? 2 Thessalonians 3:10
- What had Paul heard about some of them? 2 Thessalonians 3:11
- What did he command and exhort them to do? 2 Thessalonians 3:12
- In what are we not to grow weary? 2 Thessalonians 3:13
- If anyone does not obey the word in this letter (epistle), what are we not to do? 2 Thessalonians 3:14
- Why are we not to keep company with them? 2 Thessalonians 3:14
- How are we not to count them? 2 Thessalonians 3:15
- How are we to admonish them? 2 Thessalonians 3:15
- What did Paul want the Lord to give us? 2 Thessalonians 3:16
- Who was this salutation from? 2 Thessalonians 3:17
- How did Paul close this letter? 2 Thessalonians 3:18